|Birth Day:||August 23, 1909|
|Death Date:||Aug 7, 1970 (age 60)|
As per our current Database, Syd Buller died on Aug 7, 1970 (age 60).
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He played for Yorkshire in 1930, before his fame occurred.
Buller was born in Wortley near Leeds in Yorkshire. As a player, he was a competent wicket-keeper and lower-order right-hand bat. He played for Worcestershire between 1935 and 1946, having played once for Yorkshire in 1930. In 1939, he was severely injured in the car crash that killed Worcestershire opening batsman Charlie Bull, on the Sunday evening of the Whitsun match with Essex, and missed the next two months of cricket.
He made his debut as a first-class umpire in 1951. He umpired in 33 Tests between 1956 and 1969. He was awarded the MBE in 1965. In August 1970, Buller collapsed and died at Edgbaston, Birmingham, during a break for rain, when officiating in a match between Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire.
A fearless umpire, he repeatedly called Geoff Griffin for throwing in the exhibition match staged following the early conclusion of the Lord's Test between England and South Africa in 1960, after Frank Lee had called him during the Test itself. This had the effect of ending Griffin's Test career.
Currently, Syd Buller is 112 years, 2 months and 2 days old. Syd Buller will celebrate 113th birthday on a Tuesday 23rd of August 2022.
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